Sleeping Beauty, The Prince. Gustave Dore. Antique 1892 Wood Engraving Print. For Sale
Sleeping Beauty: the Arrival of the Princeartist: Gustave Dore'1892 wood engraving by Pannemaker
Original plate (not a modern reproduction)rescued from the book:Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Dramapub by Selmar Hess in 1892
Paul Gustave Doré(1832 – 1883) was a French artist,engraver, illustratorandsculptor. Doré worked primarily withwood engravingand steel engravingSupportingDoré's vivid imagination was a group of superb craftsmen. The artist sketched his designs directly onto the woodblock, and left the actual engraving to others. He was therefore dependent upon the skill of his collaborators, and over the years built up a trusted team of engravers. Their names are to be found next to the artist's on the finished prints - Bellenger, Brunier, Deschamps, Gillot, Gusman, Jonnard, Laplante, Pannemaker, Pisan and Quesnel - and they all give their unique textures to the designs. So expert were these engravers, and so close did their professional relationship withDoré become, that the artist had only to draw the briefest sketch on the block and the engraver could turn that into a finished print.
Included is the printed tissue that covered the plate,on which is printed an excerpt from Tennyson's The Day Dream.
This plate is in excellent condition,no creases or tears (save the jagged edge that was removed from the binding),lightly & evenly toned from age.
plate size: 11 3/8 X 8 7/8 inchesprinted area: 8 5/8 X 7 inchesBack side is plainHighly suitable for framing!
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